A recent survey about mobile marketing in USA turned up some interesting statistics:
- the average user of a mobile phone spent 50 minutes per day accessing social media
- the average user of a non-mobile PC spent 56 minutes per day accessing social media
- 38% of those who used a smart phone to access social media browsed the web primarily
Whether or not smart phones are replacing PCs, clearly a large function of PCs is being done by smart phones. Unless people who use smart phones do double duty on the static PC it follows that some PCs are being replaced by smart phones for those whose major use of the Internet is social media.
This is an assault against Wintel and explains why Intel is trying to shoehorn x86 into smart phones and why M$ is trying to shoehorn that other OS into smart phones. Meanwhile Android/Linux runs rampant in this emerging market not soon to be overtaken. Android/Linux and other /Linux OS also have an opportunity to expand into other usage of PCs. Wintel is threatened.